Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cirque du Soleil

The other night we went to see Totem, the current Cirque du Soleil. It was outstanding as always. There were so many amazing acts. The music was great. The costumes and choreography were just so beautiful. If you haven't seen Cirque du Soleil, go check it out. It is well worth your time and money. Here are some picture, courtesy of Circque.
The first picture show a Russian group that had flexible bars, held on the shoulders of some very strong men, and on which others jumped and danced. The other shows women on a monocycle with a stack of bowls on their head, that they throw and catch while riding the monocycle.....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Periwinkle closure

I just found out yesterday that Periwinkle will close its doors. Cindy, the owner, is having some personal health issues and has chosen, understandably, to not continue with her store. I hope she will be ok. Therefore, my jewelry will no longer be available there... Once I have some time (Ha!) I will move my items to Etsy. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jack Layton

What sad news it was yesterday that Jack Layton passed away. I was moved by that as I think he was a true example of a great person and politician. His quote in his last letter is one I will remember:

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bathroom and Art

I am so excited. Our bathroom is done and it looks great. All the pieces and choices work good together and the result is amazing. John did such a good job!
Of course some decorative pieces are also in order and I had just the right piece to hang in my new room:

I have a very talented friend most of you know, Nancy Donaldson. Look how beautifully her piece matches my new interior! Thanks Nancy.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who sent me greetings and best wishes on my birthday on Wednesday. I had a wonderful day and am lucky to have so many great people in my life!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


During my vacation I decided to play with some bronze wire. The wire itself looks like brass. Yet, when you heat it up it takes on this beautiful colour. Take a look.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

St Lucia continued

Well, Zoe's time in St Lucia is almost up. She is having a great time, but I miss her and can't wait to see her and hear all the stories. Here is the entire camp crew, and a beautiful lake shot and the camp blog link!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Creative Vacation

While on vacation in Hope bay on the Bruce Peninsula, I spent lots of time doing nothing and relaxing. The weather was outstanding and the water even warm enough for me to go in it. (I HATE cold water...:).
I  did spend a bit of time making some jewelry. This was one project. I bought these vintage amber-coloured dudas that were attached  to clothing as decoration. I wanted to use them and so voila! The wire is bronze and the rest is "beadsoup"!